Consumer Protection & Alerts

The Attorney General (AG) for the State of Texas protects consumers and the legitimate business community by filing civil lawsuits under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act and other consumer protection statutes. Consumer education is a vital part of the Attorney General's mission. The best protection is a widespread public awareness of consumer rights and common scams. The AG's website offers information about a broad range of consumer issues.

State of Texas v. Patrick O'Connor & Associates, LP (d/b/a O'Connor & Associates)
The Attorney General for the State of Texas took action against O'Connor and Associates through the filing of a lawsuit in 2009 for alleged deceptive business practices. The case has been settled, resulting in an Agreed Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction. As part of this settlement, O'Connor and Associates has agreed to change a number of its business practices. For more information on the terms of the settlement and the restitution process, you may visit the FAQ page on the AG's website.

On November 11, 2010, the Court entered an Agreed Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction (“Judgment”) in State of Texas v. Patrick O’Connor and Associates, L.P. d/b/a O’Connor and Associates, Case No. 2009-33833, 129th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas. The terms of the judgment may affect your rights if you are a residential homestead property owner in the State of Texas. You may review the judgment and the court’s order governing restitution for consumers by viewing the following documents: